# Strayer finance 534 week 5 quiz 4

Finance 534 week 5 quiz 4

Question 1

Assume that in recent years both expected inflation and the market risk premium (rM
− rRF) have declined.  Assume also that all stocks have positive betas.  Which of the following would be most likely to have occurred as a result of these changes?

Question 2

Assume that the risk-free rate is 5%.  Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 3

Which of the following statements is
CORRECT?

Question 4

A highly risk-averse investor is considering adding one additional stock to a 3-stock portfolio, to form a 4-stock portfolio.  The three stocks currently held all have b = 1.0, and they are perfectly positively correlated with the market.  Potential new Stocks A and B both have expected returns of 15%, are in equilibrium, and are equally correlated with the market, with r = 0.75.  However, Stock A’s standard deviation of returns is 12% versus 8% for Stock B.  Which stock should this investor add to his or her portfolio, or does the choice not matter?

Question 5

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?  (Assume that the risk-free rate is a constant.)

Question 6

During the coming year, the market risk premium (rM − rRF), is expected to fall, while the risk-free rate, rRF, is expected to remain the same.  Given this forecast, which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 7
2 out of 2 points

Stock A’s beta is 1.5 and Stock B’s beta is 0.5.  Which of the following statements must be true, assuming the CAPM is correct.

Question 8

Bob has a \$50,000 stock portfolio with a beta of 1.2, an expected return of 10.8%, and a standard deviation of 25%.  Becky also has a \$50,000 portfolio, but it has a beta of 0.8, an expected return of 9.2%, and a standard deviation that is also 25%.  The correlation coefficient, r, between Bob’s and Becky’s portfolios is zero.  If Bob and Becky marry and combine their portfolios, which of the following best describes their combined \$100,000 portfolio?

Question 9

Stock A’s beta is 1.5 and Stock B’s beta is 0.5.  Which of the following statements must be true about these securities?  (Assume market equilibrium.)

Question 10

For a portfolio of 40 randomly selected stocks, which of the following is most likely to be true?

Question 11

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 12

You have the following data on three stocks:

Stock                Standard Deviation                 Beta
A                               20%                             0.59
B                               10%                             0.61
C                               12%                             1.29

If you are a strict risk minimizer, you would choose Stock ____ if it is to be held in isolation and Stock ____ if it is to be held as part of a well-diversified portfolio.

Question 13
2 out of 2 points

Stock A has a beta of 0.8, Stock B has a beta of 1.0, and Stock C has a beta of 1.2.  Portfolio P has equal amounts invested in each of the three stocks.  Each of the stocks has a standard deviation of 25%.  The returns on the three stocks are independent of one another (i.e., the correlation coefficients all equal zero).  Assume that there is an increase in the market risk premium, but the risk-free rate remains unchanged.  Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 14

Which is the best measure of risk for a single asset held in isolation, and which is the best measure for an asset held in a diversified portfolio?

Question 15

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 16

If in the opinion of a given investor a stock’s expected return exceeds its required return, this suggests that the investor thinks

Question 17

The preemptive right is important to shareholders because it

Question 18
2 out of 2 points

Stocks X and Y have the following data.  Assuming the stock market is efficient and the stocks are in equilibrium, which of the following statements is CORRECT?

X                      Y
Price                                                 \$25                  \$25
Expected dividend yield                   5%                   3%
Required return                               12%                 10%

Question 19
2 out of 2 points

Companies can issue different classes of common stock.  Which of the following statements concerning stock classes is CORRECT?

Question 20

The required returns of Stocks X and Y are rX = 10% and rY = 12%.  Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 21

Stocks A and B have the following data.  Assuming the stock market is efficient and the stocks are in equilibrium, which of the following statements is CORRECT?

A                      B
Price                                                 \$25                  \$40
Expected growth                               7%                   9%
Expected return                               10%                 12%

Question 22

Stocks X and Y have the following data.  Assuming the stock market is efficient and the stocks are in equilibrium, which of
the following statements is CORRECT?

X                      Y
Price                                                 \$30                  \$30
Expected growth (constant)              6%                   4%
Required return                               12%                 10%

Question 23
2 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 24
2 out of 2 points

Stocks A and B have the same price and are in equilibrium, but Stock A has the higher required rate of return.  Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 25
0 out of 2 points

Stocks A and B have the following data.  Assuming
the stock market is efficient and the stocks are in equilibrium, which of the following statements is CORRECT?

A                      B
Required return                               10%                 12%
Market price                                     \$25                  \$40
Expected growth                               7%                   9%

Question 26
2 out of 2 points

An increase in a firm’s expected growth rate would cause its required rate of return to

Question 27
2 out of 2 points

If markets are in equilibrium, which of the following conditions will exist?

Question 28
0 out of 2 points

Two constant growth stocks are in equilibrium, have the same price, and have the same required rate of return.  Which of the following statements is CORRECT?

Question 29
2 out of 2 points

For a stock to be in equilibrium, that is, for there to be no long-term pressure for its price to depart from its current level, then

Question 30
0 out of 2 points

Which of the following statements is CORRECT, assuming stocks are in equilibrium?

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